Most people forget that our skin is actually an amazing organ, serving as a protective barrier between our organs and tissues, and the external environment. Even though our skin has such an important job, our bodies instinctively distribute, the nutrients we eat, the supplements we take and the water we drink to our internal organs before distributing what's left to our skin. This is just one reason it's so very important to take care of it so it can function at it's best protecting us.
Genetics, other health conditions, medications, and being constantly exposed to a variety of stressors, such as UV rays, allergies, chemicals, irritants and changing weather conditions, ALL can compromise the health of our skin.
As summer fades into autumn and winter is around the corner, it's crucial to take time for yourself and give your skin the care it deserves. Undoing the damage of summer, addressing skin stress from allergy season, and preparing your skin for winter through upper-level skin treatments and a reevaluation of your skincare regimen becomes even more important.
Undoing the Damage of Summer
- Cryofacials: Cryofacials involve the application of extremely cold air to the face, helping to reduce inflammation and redness caused by sunburn. The cold stimulates blood circulation and encourages skin cell repair, promoting a faster healing process, and can slow down hyperpigment, loss of elasticity and collagen and the aging process.
- Hydrafacial: WHen our skin is perspiring in the summer we often feel like we are "oily" when really we are losing hydration from the heat. This is actually dehydrationg to the skin. And the scorching sun can leave your skin parched and dull. Hydradermabrasion facial treatments use a multi-step process to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, infuse, tone, and oxegynate your skin. This not only helps in reversing the effects of sun damage such as dryness, texture, hyperpignamentation, loss of elasticity and collagen, but also leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
- LED Treatment for the Face: LED therapy can be particularly effective in combating the signs of aging and sun damage. It stimulates collagen production, helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging collagen production, reduces lingering bacteria from perspiration and can help detract form hyperpigmentation that may have appeared due to prolonged sun exposure.
Stress from Allergy Season
- Lymphatic Face Massage: Allergy season can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it puffy and inflamed. Lymphatic face massages gently promote lymphatic drainage, reducing swelling and enhancing the body's natural ability to detoxify, resulting in a calmer complexion.
- Dermaplaning: This exfoliation technique not only removes dead skin cells but also the fine facial hair known as "peach fuzz." By doing so, it facilitates better absorption of allergy medications and topical treatments, which can be crucial during allergy season.
Preparing for Winter
- Enzyme Peels (e.g., Pumpkin Enzyme): As winter approaches, dry and flaky skin can become a concern. Enzyme peels help to remove dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, brighter complexion. Pumpkin enzyme peels, in particular, are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that nourish the skin.
- Reevaluate Your Skincare Regimen: The transition from summer to winter brings changes in moisture and temperature levels. Taking allergy medicines can effect the moisture levels in your skin too. It's essential to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. Consider using richer moisturizers or gentler cleansers and incorporating serums and oils to combat dryness and maintain skin hydration.
Nurturing your skin is not just about appearance; it's about your overall health and well-being.
Remember, taking time for yourself and investing in your skin's health is a form of self-care that goes beyond aesthetics. Your skin is a reflection of your overall health, and by prioritizing its well-being, you're investing in a healthier and more vibrant you. We're happy to help you know what your skin needs and doesn't need. Just ask :)